Volunteer

Opportunities

SBH offers unlimited opportunities to channel personal skills, knowledge, talent, compassion, and good intentions into helping others. Volunteers working together and independently throughout the SBH network, help make life better for people of all ages – from youths to senior citizens.

  Current Programs
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Al & Sonny a"h Gindi Client Services Division
Hidary Family Case Management Captain
Captains and social workers are paired with SBH clients to address emotional, financial, and physical needs. Contact Us
Canvases for a Cause
Volunteers stitch personalized talet and tefillin bags for clients’ special events, including bar mitzvah and wedding. Contact Us
Open a Home
Open a Home helps clients get started on the right foot by providing the basic necessities they need to “open a home”. Items provided are linens, towels, hangers, bathroom accessories, and other miscellaneous items. Contact Us
Home Improvement
Volunteers paint one or more rooms in clients’ homes twice a month. (Must be 18+) Contact Us
School Supplies Collection
Help prepare our clients' children for the school year. Contact Us
Junior Captain
Become a mentor to an adolescent client, laying the groundwork and eventually become a family case management captain (Ages 21-25). Contact Us
Career Services Network
Interview Prep
Help job candidates prepare for their interviews. Contact Us
Resume Writers
If you are an expert in making people look good on paper (or you want to learn how), volunteering to help job seekers write resumes is a great way to help our community members succeed. Contact Us
Job Coaching
CSN’s Job Coaching program is an extraordinary way to help fellow community members get back on their feet. CSN evaluates volunteers’ level and area of expertise, and matches them with job seekers for whom they provide support and guidance. Contact Us
GEM Summer Internship Program
Develop leadership skills, communication skills, and lay the foundation for a successful career. Contact Us
GEM Peer Mentorship
Connect the young adults of our community with mentors who they can reach out for career-related advice, guidance and help accomplishing goals. Build relationships and networks that will prove invaluable in the professional world. Contact Us
Albert J. Sutton & Sam N. Sasson Career Training Program
Elliot & Joe Franco & Families Career Coaching Program
Nakash Brothers Clothing Division
Karen Mizrahi A"H Dress-A-Bride
Assist Brides in need with shopping for clothing and other necessities. Contact Us
Sara Ann's Closet
Help organize the clothing in Sara Ann's Closet (Tuesdays from 10 AM - 12 PM 1957 McDonald Avenue). Contact Us
Grace and Ely a”h Ashkenazi Family Services Division
Reach For the Stars Sunday Program in memory of Dorothy Segal A"H
Spend time with special needs children on alternating Sundays. Contact Us
Lucille & Arthur Greenberg S.E.A.R.C.H. Program
Enable our community's children and run relevant educational programming. Contact Us
Sofia & Lazar Stein A"H Big Brother/Big Sister
Get paired with SBH client children and act as a positive role model (every other Sunday). Contact Us
Homework Club
Help students with their homework (Mondays and Wednesdays 5:45 PM- 6:45 PM at 425 Kings Highway) Contact Us
Sarah Sutton A"H Food Division
Sarah Sutton A"H Food Pantry
Package and stock the shelves of the SBH Food Pantry. Contact Us
Hanan Family Shabbat Meals Program
Cook homemade Shabbat meals for families in need (Drivers needed). Contact Us
Flowers for Widows
Friday deliveries of flowers, hallot, and desserts to widows (bakers and drivers needed). Contact Us
Text to Shop
Sign up to receive a weekly text of items needed in the SBH food pantry. Contact Us
Sophie Levy A"H Meals on Wheels
Cook meals on a short-terms basis for people in need (both cooks & drivers needed). Contact Us
Hospital Meals
Deliver Shabbat meals to community members staying at hospitals. Contact Us
Cooking with Soul
Private groups cook meals to community members staying at hospitals. Contact Us
Mitzvah Meals
High school students cook while donating food to the SBH Food Pantry. Contact Us
Family Plus One
Cook one extra dish for the SBH Food Pantry every week (both cooks and drivers needed). Contact Us
Papa Joe's Snacks
Every Rosh Hodesh local schools collect snacks for clients' children. Contact Us
For The Love Of Dough
Host a hallah bake in your home to provide hallot for widows in our community. Contact Us
Mickey Kairey a"h Mental Health Division
Mental Health Resource
Get trained to help with our programs, lectures, and support groups. Contact Us
Isaac & Florence Chera a"h Medicall Division Division
Medstar
Volunteers help with medical research, annual health screenings, lectures and skilled-based workshops, as well as office work, updating the Medstar physician/hospital database and national/international website. Contact Us
Morris I. Franco Community Cancer Center
Volunteers provide a variety of services for Cancer Center clients. After completing a training session with the staff, volunteers can drive clients to doctor’s appointments, assist at the salon, assemble care packages and deliver meals and flowers. Volunteers work together to plan and attend day trips, fundraising events and wellness retreats throughout the year. Contact Us
Toby & Ronny Hersc Medtar Medial Referral
Help with medical research and more. Contact Us
Hospital Visitation Program
Visit community members staying in the hospital. Contact Us
Lorraine & Louis Shamie Senior Services
Golden Girls
Organize lunch and activities for senior women of our community. Contact Us
Tech Team
Help seniors learn how to use technology Contact Us
Ralph & Gloria Harary Home Visitation Program
Trained volunteers make visits to local community members. Contact Us
Phone Reassurance Program
Weekly calls to community seniors. Contact Us
Raymond Sultan A"H Young at Heart
Join events for seniors at theAhi Ezer Home (every other Tuesday from 12 PM - 2 PM) Contact Us
Knitting Club
Knit with our seniors! (every other Tuesday from 11 AM - 12:30 PM) Contact Us
Vivianne & Ralph Sitt Senior Day Program
Volunteers are needed and welcomed to our annual holiday festivities for the community’s seniors. Contact Us
Senior Case Management Captains
Captains and social workers are paired with vulnerable community seniors to address emotional, social, and physical needs. Contact Us
Gabriel A"H & Marcelle Chehebar Volunteer Division
Hesed on the Go
Assist SBH in hesed projects that require a car Contact Us
SBH Source Magazine
Assist in writing, editing and reviewing the SBH's quarterly magazine. Contact Us
Tzedakah Boxes
Pick up Kuppot from local stores and homes. Contact Us
Tutoring
Help SBH client children with their schoolwork Contact Us
Volunteer Luncheons
Host a private luncheon for our volunteers in your home. Contact Us
Saba Chesed Mission
Organize or join us for an unforgettable day filled with hesed. Contact Us
Lorraine & Louis Shamie Holiday Programs
Help us with Hanukkah Toy Store and drives, Lulav & Etrog, Rosh Hashana packages, Purim costumes, Matanot Le'evyonim, Mishloach Manot, Pesah packaging, and more. Contact Us
SBH NOW
Young adults ages 18-25 organize hesed projects throughout the year including senior parties, hospital visiting, toy drives, etc. Contact Us
Event Set-Up
Help set up and work at SBH events and programs throughout the year. Contact Us
Tawil Family Jersey Shore Branch
Case Management Captain
Volunteers work in partnership with SBH Social workers to address clients’ various needs. Volunteers undergo an interview and subsequent training process prior to being matched with a client. Contact Us
Food Pantry
The food pantry is open to all who need it and is strictly confidential. Shopping is by appointment to ensure privacy. Volunteers are needed to shop, and pick up food for the pantry. Food donations from the community are essential. Contact Us
Cooking with Love
Volunteers meet and make homemade meals to stock the pantry. Contact Us
Orange Bag Project
A monthly program with Hillel Yeshiva of food collection to benefit the pantry. Contact Us
Holiday Programs
Holiday programs are hosted throughout the year to address clients specific holiday needs. Volunteers are an important part of the planning, development, and implementation of these programs. Contact Us
Home Central
This program provides gently used or brand new furniture to families in need. Volunteers are needed to contact donors, arrange for delivery to the showroom, design furniture layout, and show furniture to families by appointment. Contact Us
Home Visits
Volunteer visits make a lasting impact. Bring a friend and brighten someone’s day. Contact Us
Hospital and Nursing Home Visits
Visit with community members and their families while they are in the hospital/nursing home. Contact Us
Meals w/ Food Pantry and Cooking with Love
Volunteers cook for community members in need. This is an easy hesed to help someone who just had a baby, is a little overwhelmed, or is homebound. Opportunities available for cooking and delivering. Contact Us
Professional Pro-Bono Group
Volunteer attorneys, physicians and financial experts provide professional advice for clients on an as-needed basis. If you are a professional interested in donating your skills and expertise. Contact Us
Seniors
The senior program at SBH is Tuesday mornings. This is a great opportunity for our seniors to socialize, enjoy a great meal and be entertained. Volunteers help organize the events and bond with our seniors. Contact Us
Driving
Volunteers drive community members to various local appointments and activities. Contact Us
Youth
This group organizes various hesed events during the year, such as:

Monday – Baking
Volunteers bake sweets for the senior program for Friday delivery.

Wednesday Night – Homework Club
High school students provide tutoring for students at the SBH office every week. Pizza and soda are provided.

Friday Afternoon – Hallot Delivery
Volunteers deliver hallot and baked goods on Friday to community seniors.

Contact Us
Career Services Network
Looking for a job? Need to fill a position in your company? SBH has a representative in our office. Contact Us
Manhattan Branch
Meaningful Meals
Volunteers cook meals on a short-term basis for anyone in the hospital, ill at home, experiencing a crisis, or tending to a newborn baby. Contact Us
Hospital/Home Visiting
Spearheading the “bikur holim” mission in Manhattan is our visiting program. Our wonderful, trained volunteer visitors bring joy to those who could use a little company or cheering up. Contact Us
Cooking for a Cause
Volunteers gather monthly at the Safra Synagogue to prepare delicious meals for the Pantry in a class led by a well-known community chef. Contact Us
Live to Learn
Our educational series called Live to Learn provide classes, and workshops on topics related to our community’s interests and needs. Some topics we have covered: CPR, childhood development, how to deal with aging parents, and much more. Contact Us
Home Away From Home
We hope to further establish this program which provides overnight housing for family members with a loved one in a Manhattan hospital. Contact Us
GEM
GEM is our adolescent mentoring program, helping teens and college students navigate their future education and career goals. Contact Us
Holiday Program
During holiday times we have special programs that pertain to the holiday, such as our annual Hanukkah Toy Drive, Lulav and Etrog delivering, Chametz Drive, Mishloach Manot and more. Contact Us
Growing and Giving
Growing and Giving is our newly launched monthly hesed projects with the 4-year-olds at The Sephardic Academy of Manhattan (SAM). The kids have already enjoyed a Cooking for a Cause class, tzedaka box project and a clothing drive. Contact Us
Volunteer Luncheon
Volunteer hosts invite friends and family to their homes to learn about all the exciting volunteer opportunities SBH can offer or help launch. Contact Us
Joseph V. Harary A"H High School Hesed Program
Monday Night - Food Pantry
Volunteers pack and deliver boxes from the SBH Food Pantry to people in need (425 Kings Highway at 6:15 PM). Contact Us
Tuesday Night - Visiting
Weekly visits to seniors in their homes or nursing homes. Contact Us
Wednesday Night - Cooking
Help fill the SBH Food Pantry (425 Kings Highway at 6:15 PM). Contact Us
Thursday Night - Bingo
Play bingo with the seniors at Ahi Ezer (1960 East 7th Street at 6:15 PM). Contact Us
Friday Afternoon - Diane Azrak A"H Shabbat Hallot Program
Deliver hallot to seniors at Ahi Ezer (meet at the Center at 2:15 PM) Contact Us
Helen's Hesed Heroes
4th through 8th grade students meet every other week to do acts of hesed. Contact Us
Team SBH
Disney Half Marathon
11th grade and up www.teamsbh.org Contact Us
Junior Marathon
9th and 10th grade www.teamsbh.org Contact Us
Team SBH Diane Azrak A"H 5k
Sign up at www.teamsbh.org Contact Us
NYC Half and Full Marathons
Team SBH Golf Outing
Barbara & Abe Franco Young Adult Leadership Program
Young Adults
Young adults organize hesed projects throughout the year. Contact Us
Snow Shoveling
Volunteers shovel for our seniors. Contact Us
Gourmet Giving
Volunteers meet at the Center for monthly cooking classes to help fill the SBH Food Pantry (21+). Contact Us